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Topic: iPhone 3GS

iPhone 4 HSUPA support speeds 3G uploads by 10x

06/25/2010, 03:06 am

In addition to its oddly secret 512MB of RAM, iPhone 4 also packs another important feature Steve Jobs gave only brief mention of during his introductory keynote at WWDC: support for High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA).


Hackers release 'jailbreak' of iOS 4 for Apple's iPhone 3GS

06/23/2010, 09:06 am

Users can now run unauthorized code on their iOS 4-equipped iPhone 3GS, as well as iPhone 3G and iPod touch, thanks to the latest software "jailbreak" released by hackers.


Inside iOS 4: Missing features for iPhone 3G users

06/22/2010, 06:06 pm

Apple disabled support for some features in iOS 4 to shoehorn the new release into the processing constraints and memory footprint of the 2008 iPhone 3G and second generation iPod touch. Here's what's missing and why.


Apple releases iOS 4 for iPhone, iPod touch

06/21/2010, 01:06 pm

Apple's latest operating system upgrade for the iPhone, iOS 4, was released Monday, packed with over 100 new features including multitasking and folders.


Verizon corrects Droid X ad error touting 720p screen

06/17/2010, 04:06 pm

A Verizon Wireless web promo for its Droid-branded Android phones originally promoted the upcoming Droid X as having a "720p screen," stoking some brief excitement that iPhone 4 and its Retina Display might be eclipsed, at least until the error was corrected.


AT&T to offer credit or iPhone 4 trade-up for recent iPhone 3GS buyers

06/10/2010, 02:06 pm

AT&T this week is sympathizing with customers who made the unfortunate decision to purchase an iPhone 3GS in the month leading up to Monday's iPhone 4 announcement, offering those customers a monetary credit or the option to trade up to the fourth-generation device when it's available.


Walmart to sell Apple's 16GB iPhone 3GS for $97

05/24/2010, 08:05 pm

Walmart has revealed that it will begin selling the 16GB iPhone 3GS for $97 this week, more than $100 off of Apple's $199 suggested retail price.


Apple's latest iPhone OS 4 beta adds customizable user dictionary

05/19/2010, 09:05 pm

Users will be able to add and edit their own words to the iPhone's dictionary when Apple delivers the iPhone OS 4 software upgrade to the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS this summer.


AT&T moves some handset upgrade dates to June ahead of iPhone launch

05/12/2010, 01:05 pm

Ahead of Apple's anticipated next-generation iPhone announcement, AT&T has begun modifying some customers' upgrade dates, shortening them in some cases by months to allow customers to buy a new, subsidized handset in June.


Visa, Apple aim to simplify transactions with wireless iPhone payments

05/06/2010, 11:05 am

This summer, Visa will make it possible for iPhone users to wave their device in front of a contactless payment terminal to make transactions, thanks to an Apple-certified hardware accessory.


Chinese iPhone gets Wi-Fi, Apple granted iPhone design patent

05/04/2010, 09:05 am

An updated iPhone with support for the Chinese national standard for Wi-Fi has received regulatory approval in China, while in the U.S. Apple was awarded a patent for ownership of the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS design.


Hackers release new 'jailbreak' for Apple's iPhone 3GS, iPad

05/03/2010, 08:05 am

A new "jailbreak" for the iPhone 3GS and iPad was released this weekend by hackers, and allows users to run third-party software with features not authorized by Apple, including multitasking.


Nearly 30% of Apple's first-gen iPhones are still in use - report

04/27/2010, 10:04 am

Just 2 percent of all iPhone OS handsets still in use are Apple's first-generation iPhone, but a new calculation estimates that amounts to nearly 30 percent of the 6.1 million iPhones sold between June 2007 and July 2008.


A closer look at new Photos, iPod, Folders features in iPhone OS 4

04/13/2010, 03:04 pm

Packed with more than 100 new features, Apple's forthcoming iPhone OS 4 update brings changes both major and subtle to the existing integrated applications. Included are a look at changes to the Photos and iPod applications, as well as the new Folders feature.


Hackers 'jailbreak' Apple's pre-release iPhone OS 4 beta

04/09/2010, 03:04 pm

Less than 24 hours after Apple had revealed its preview of iPhone OS 4.0 and made it available to developers, hackers revealed they had successfully manage to run an unauthorized VNC client on the mobile operating system.


Apple again sells contract-free, carrier-locked US iPhones

03/22/2010, 08:03 pm

Like it did in March of last year, Apple this week at its retail stores began selling the iPhone at an unsubsidized price without the standard two-year AT&T contract agreement. Also as before, the phone, which costs as much as $700, remains locked to the exclusive U.S. wireless provider.


Google Nexus One components estimated to have $174.15 cost

01/11/2010, 09:01 am

Internal components of Google's new Nexus One smartphone are estimated to cost about the same as the iPhone 3GS when it launched last year, a new analysis has concluded.


Imagination Technologies reveals future iPhone GPU candidate

01/08/2010, 12:01 pm

Imagination Technologies, the graphics chip maker of which Apple is a part owner, announced Friday its new PowerVR SGX545 mobile GPU, which could appear in future handheld devices from Apple.


Third Nokia lawsuit accuses Apple of multiple patent violations

01/04/2010, 11:01 am

Nokia has filed a another lawsuit against Apple, with a new federal complaint that alleges the Cupertino, Calif., company has infringed on several "implementation patents," the same cited in an ITC suit filed last week.


More evidence surfaces of 8GB iPhone 3GS replacing $99 iPhone 3G

12/29/2009, 05:12 pm

A new, speedier 8GB iPhone 3GS is once again rumored to replace the existing $99 iPhone 3G, this time evidenced by an alleged label referencing a new model.